Maybe I’ve just noticed it more because I was involved with the Skate Canada Synchronized Championships taking place last week in Calgary, my sometimes-hometown, and was on the look-out for media coverage. Or maybe this is all a dream. OR, maybe synchro is finally getting some of the R-E-S-P-E-C-T it deserves in the media, indicated in particular by the appearance of this very well-written article about our beloved sport in the high-profile New York Times yesterday: A Move to the Front Line.
Don’t question it. Let’s just appreciate it.
Here are some of the other pieces I came across last week about the Canadian Championships:
- Les Supremes Novice prepares for Canadians (video)
- Edmonton Edge prepares for Canadians (article)
- Feature on Black Gold Pre-Novice (gallery and article)
- CBC interview and clips (video)
- CBC post-event coverage (video)
- City TV Breakfast Television at Canadians (video)
And before the die-hards among us start to nit-pick some of the inaccuracies scattered throughout, I think it’s fair to say that as the sport has improved, so had the media coverage. I think each of these pieces shows synchro in a great light overall, and introduces the general public to it in a way that enhances its appeal as a bona-fide athletic endeavour.
The future looks bright, folks.